Sunday, May 06, 2007

Sound familiar?

"Harnessed as they have always been to the constellation of imperialist power, our ruling classes have no interest whatsoever in determining whether patriotism might not prove more profitable than treason, and whether begging is really the only formula for international politics. Sovereignty is mortgaged because "there's no other way." The oligarchies' cynical alibis confuse the impotence of a social class with the presumed empty destinies of their countries."

(Excerpt from Eduardo Galeano's "Open Veins of Latin America: Five centuries of the Pillage of a Continent".)

1 comment:

dancing solo said...

unfortunately this is right....